• This Mercedes Vision AMG Concept is the Future of German High Performance

This is simply a taste of what the future holds for Mercedes’ performance division from Affalterbach

Meet the Vision AMG, Mercedes’ show car that showcases the future of Mercedes-AMG. This is a four-seater, all-electric sports coupe concept that embraces electrification. It’s now clear that all-electric powertrains are now the next big thing for the folks from Affalterbach.

Overview

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Mercedes-Benz uses the word "Vision" to characterize their prototype cars. The Vision AMG meanwhile, is being referred to as a "four-door, four-seater sports coupe." Now that’s not a surprise as the German brand was responsible for kick-starting the segment. The original Mercedes Benz CLS was a showstopper when it hit the road in the early 2000s. So this, in essence, is a continuation of that body style, but into the EV era.

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Those who remember the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX from last year will undoubtedly see the resemblance here to that concept as well. The Vision AMG is in a way an evolution of the teardrop shape we saw on the Vision EQXX. While that car was all about luxury and efficiency, the Vision AMG is all about sportiness. You can almost immediately tell, given the AMG’s more hunkered-down stance.

“AMG is reinventing itself. As was once the case with our founding fathers, there has been an amazing feeling of new beginnings here in Affalterbach for quite some time now. The course has been well and truly set for an electrified future, and we’ve set the bar high" - Philipp Schiemer, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH

Vision AMG Design

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Let’s start up front. Look closely and the three LED elements appear to form a stylized, three-dimensional Mercedes star. These headlights have a visual connection. A horizontal strip of light above what appears to be a grille with vertical backlit slats. The insignia on the hood matches the star on the AMG One supercar.

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The tail-end is equally remarkable, and it once again reminds me of the Vision EQXX. The active spoiler and finely chamfered rear dramatically widen at the haunches. As for lighting, three LED rings are arranged in circular tubes to form the taillights. The expressive rear diffuser and AMG slapped in bold will leave you in no doubt about what you’re looking at.

“The Vision AMG shows in spectacular style what electrification could look like at Mercedes-AMG, while staying true to the brand aesthetic. The study’s extreme proportions create fascination and passion for performance – that’s what AMG is all about." - Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz Group AG

Vision AMG’s F1 Connection

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As a fan of Formula 1, I am familiar with the green accent color on the silver arrows of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team. Highlights include

  • Alubeam Silver paint
  • A big star motif on the shoulders and rear wing
  • Exposed carbon fiber functional pieces
  • 22-inch aero-coated wheels
  • The AMG Logo
  • Petronas’ color scheme on the lower bodywork and diffuser

Vision AMG Powertrain

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Remember that AMG isn’t new to all-electric powertrains. About a decade ago, it dabbled with all-electric SLS AMG? Yes the same bright fluorescent SLS. Fast forward to today and AMG wants to release a proprietary EV by around 2025. Not only that, but many models will only be available in AMG form. Each one will be built on a modular basis that will be exclusive to AMG. EA. As a result, AMG will soon have its very own electrified platform.

At the heart of the Vision AMG lies a unique axial-flow unit, developed by Mercedes’ subsidiary YASA. It delivers more power than a traditional electric motor due to its compact and lightweight construction.

We’re developing everything from scratch, from the dedicated AMG.EA platform to the revolutionary drivetrain technology with which we will take performance electric mobility to a whole new level

The Next Chapter For AMG

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The difference between ICE vehicles and battery-electric vehicles will soon become blurred at Mercedes. As for the Vision AMG, it has a futuristic look thanks to its sporty, high-tech, design and outstanding proportions. With this concept, AMG has demonstrated that it is capable of more than just offering sportier versions of an existing vehicle.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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